NO. 9 RANCHO CHRISTIAN
Location: Temecula, Calif.
Preseason Rank: 9
2017-18 record: 29-5
Final 2017-18 Super 25 ranking: Unranked
Good luck finding a better brother duo than Isaiah and Evan Mobley; the twin towers dominated the summer circuit with the Compton Magic (Calif.) and anchor the Eagles’ frontcourt, making them a legitimate threat to knockoff any team in the country on any given night.
Evan, the top ranked junior in the Chosen 25, is coming off a summer so dominant that it’s put him in the conversation for No. 1 player regardless of class.
Isaiah (19.9 ppg., 11.4 rpg., 2.4 bpg.) is also a dominant force and complements his younger brother perfectly.
Still, the Eagles will need strong play in the backcourt from combo guard Dominick Harris, a Gonzaga commit, wing Luke Turner, point guard Jordan Montgomery and newcomers, shooting guard Bryson Stephens and point guard Jayden Byers.
If the supporting cast can be consistent the Eagles will soar even higher.